or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by TheOtherGeoff

My gut feel is :-Very little, especially at the high end.  Samsung's current high end devices are not under any legal or tariff limits... those phones would by these counts be in the bargain basement sales bin (were Samsung is leading anyway) -Very little (most racists I know [and I know a few... I live in the south, and work with a militarist crew] hate apple because of foxconn... almost none can explain where the Samsung or LG they use is made [it ain't made in...
In other words, Samsung has to do everything it can to win this market [read: lower prices even more, - less profit equals WIN!] while Analysts will consider Apple  a failure if it doesn't gain market share in the lower incomes without losing share at the high end profit end- [Less profits per unit equal LOSE!]. In the end.  It's not even about phones.   it's about ecosystem.   The key balance that Apple has to maintain is that they need to capture the people who are...
 You're sample size is a bit small (basing the market demand on a sample size of 'you')... 90% of humans can't grok multi-tasking on technology.   Focus on the who you want buying your tablet (Apple doesn't see the iPad as the 'next computer' for a 10X programmer... They see it for the 65 year old who 'wants to see their granddaughter's FaceSpace').   As for size, with the retirement of the iPad 2 and original mini, and dropping of support of the 3GS, There is room in iOS...
New HW and New SW...  always a good reason to wait (or expect problems) until the .1 release.   This goes back to dark (Black NeXT:-) ) days.
It's a decent release of a great OS, but let's not get lost in hyperbole.  There are  a lot of things that iOS7 changed that were previously 'okay' and the act of changing them can be considered provocative vs innovative.  I do think they swung a bit too hard on the UI, and 7.1 will nudge them back.  As for apps that are broken, for the most part there are non-Apple alternatives to all of them.   The OS was FREE (and you get what you pay for); let's not get our panties in...
TouchID is the only reason for a mini refresh...   Multiple Profiles is a SW thing... although I'm sure in doing it right there are HW variables that could be tweaked (more flashRAM). In general, 6 months prior  predictions easy to make/remake/unmake and make again.   No news here... move on.
Great.  the 1% of the world that develops gets great tools to create crappy apps (really, the problem with MS isn't their dev environment, it's that they had no Dev STYLE).   Apple for all it's limitations... drives developers to a really decent first level UI.   Now there are some magicians who make even Apple's UX stodgy, but at least Apple makes them aim high, and THINK about how the user uses the app. 
Again, it's a fine line.   choice is good.  but minimum standards to protect the stupid, and their contacts. The fact that a kill switch can also be used to disable a subset populace makes me cringe... That's why I choose apple vs carrier sponsored phones.   But in general... there are a lot bigger problems I wish my congress would be working on.
New Posts  All Forums: